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Weekly Driver Recruiting Report – August 17, 2022

The Weekly Report brings you updated data on recruiting metrics including click, search, and spot rates, plus a new story of the week. This week’s story – Women in Transportation on the Rise!

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Numbers at a Glance

Spot Rates
WOW: Down 5¢ per Mile
Spot Rates by Segment
WoW: Dry Van Down 4¢ per Mile
WoW: Refrigerated Down 2.5¢ per Mile
WoW: Flatbed Down 8¢ per Mile
Load Posting Volume
WOW: Down 9%
Load Volume by Segment
WoW: Dry Van Down 12%
WoW: Refrigerated Down 5%
WoW: Flatbed Down 9%
Truck Postings
WOW: Up 3%
Truck Driver Searches
WOW: Up 3%
MoM: Down 12%
YoY: Down 46%
Clicks on Truck Driver Postings
WOW: Up 21%
MoM: Up 11%
YoY: Up 41%

August 17, 2022 Driver Recruiting Insights

Would you like to have your own copy of the trucking industry data? All of the information covered in this week’s report for August 17, 2022, is available for your convenience in PDF form below. Click the image to view and download your copy of the Weekly Trucking Insight.

Weekly Insights - August 17, 2022
Weekly Trucking Insight – August 17, 2022

Weekly Report Transcript – August 17, 2022

Hello everyone and welcome to the Weekly Report. For Randall Reilly, I’m Joshua Miller. If you like our videos don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe. New Weekly Reports debut every Wednesday and we have all sorts of other video content premiering each month.

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Now let’s get to this week’s report.


Searches ticked up by 3% WoW but saw declines of 12% MoM, and 46% YoY. Meanwhile, clicks on driver postings all trended upwards. There were increases of 21% WoW, 11% MoM, and 41% YoY.


The total load postings fell by 9% WoW, and all three major segments saw posting declines. Dry van postings were down by 12%, refrigerated by 5%, and flatbed declined by 9% WoW.

With those totals, the weekly load postings fell below the comparable five-year average level for the first time since late June of 2020; and postings were down in all regions.

Truck availability saw an increase of 3% as the overall load-to-truck ratio fell to its lowest level since June of 2020.

And finally, the overall spot rates fell by 5¢ per mile WoW and each of the three segments saw declines. Dry van rates were down 4¢, refrigerated dropped by 2.5¢, and flatbed rates decreased by 8¢ per mile WoW.

Over the past six weeks, the flatbed rates have now tumbled by 57¢. And when excluding fuel charges, the overall spot rates are down nearly 20% YoY.


New numbers are out, and it looks like female employment in transportation is on the rise. The Women in Trucking Association released the 2022 WIT index, which uses data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

According to the data, the number of women in transportation and warehousing jobs has now increased by more than 12% over the past year, with women making up a little over 27% of all transportation and warehousing employees.

It seems the pandemic caused many women in other industries to shift direction and seek out jobs in the transportation industry. Those working in the service industry found themselves struggling to maintain consistent employment during the pandemic, which led many of the women in those industries to seek out what they considered more stable employment opportunities.

Many of the women now becoming drivers are leaving medical careers behind them. Many look at driving as a way to get away from the stress and a way of starting over after being burnt out over the past few years.

Women are also making up a higher percentage of transportation executives and board members, with 33.8% of transportation C-suite executives being women. This number represents a 1.5% increase since 2019.

In addition to that, 39.6% of company leaders (meaning someone with supervisory responsibilities, including executives) are now women, and 31% of all members serving on boards of directors are you guessed it … women.

That does it for this week’s report. We hope the information has been useful and informative to you. You can download your own PDF copy of everything we covered today available in the description section of YouTube or in the main body of the page on our Randall Reilly page. Come on back and see us next week as we take another look back to help you move forward. Until then, have a great week everybody.